I just noticed this like 3 months ago.
But the Ten commandments everyone says are the ten commandments are not the ten commandments.
The Bibles with headings put Ten Commandments in the heading but it doesn't say that in the text.
ESV Deuteronomy 5:1
“Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them.
ESV Exodus 15:1
"And God spoke all these words, saying,"
ESV Exodus 34:10-26 on the other hand are the ten commandments and in verse 28 it actually says this is the ten commandments and that this is the Covenant that I make with you today.
28 "So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights. He neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments."
I don't know have I been the designated find the fault with everything we believe person or what, but I did notice this. Only in Exodus 34 does it say these are the Ten Commandments in the text and the other 2 locations are headings added by the bibles and I guess by probably the Jews saying these are the ten. But the text tells us the ten are in Exodus 34.
Has anyone ever noticed this before?
Ok since I asked that question, I decided to go to Wikipedia before posting this and it seems that they think that Exodus 34 just mentions them, and they are in Deut. 5 and Exodus 20. But then they make a list of the commandments in Exo. 20 and Deut. 5 and they are 14 not ten so then people just pick and choose what 10 they want out of the 14. But if you read the ones in 34 before verse 28 it is only 10.
What do you guys think?